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Hunger & Food Insecurity
older and younger sister eating a summer meal

Too many children are hungry in America, going without the food they need.  Food insecurity is the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food. 

The United States Department of Agriculture's latest report on Food Security in the United States found that 17.5 million children, or 1 in 6 children, lived in food insecure households in 2016.  

Kids who don’t have reliable access to food are much more likely to face unhealthy, unsuccessful and uncertain futures. Hunger and Food Security in America, authored by the research firm RTI, provides a comprehensive review of the persistent problem of hunger and food insecurity.  The report considers the common causes, the negative consequences and key programs that can alleviate hunger and food insecurity.